Traders and Residents of the state have expressed worries over the yearly recurrence of inferno engulfing major markets every year in port Harcourt.
This is coming as a building at Bishop Okoye/Dickson street at mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt engulf in fire. The building has many stores dealing on bags of rice. Residents and fire service men battled to put off fire with So many Frozen chicken burnt
we gathered that police and fire service men struggled to put out the Fire while more shops and goods worth millions of naira were consumed by the inferno.
one of the devastated victim of the inferno said: “I got a call that fire was burning in our market, then me and my children ran there immediately. I got there and I was looking at how my shop was burning. all the bags of Rice has finished. I am finished. I have been crying. I don’t know what to do again.
An eyewitness said, “many of them just returned from Onitsha and Aba to refill their stores and this kind of thing has happened. This fire disaster happens every year. We don’t know what to do, I don tire.”
Recall that every year, for the past four years, fire has devastated either the Mile One market or Diobu of the New Layout Market both in Port Harcourt city, With similar fire incident destroying over 10 Shops in a building located close to the popular mile three market.